“Cloverfield” J.J. Abrams Movie
Seems like a fair portion of the Internet is discussing the crazy, ambiguous sci-fi trailer for an unnamed film that is showing in front of Transformers. It’s going by the name “1-18-08″ or “Cloverfield” and is produced by J.J. Abrams, the mind behind Lost, Alias, and the new Star Trek film.
People with either overactive imaginations or a lot of time on their hands are invited to figure out what the heck this is all about, as a secretive film with no title and no plot synopsis just begs for reading between the lines. So there’s a site already set up that might reveal something (you can drag the pictures around), and this one people think is related but might not be.
Maybe some of these sites have something to do with it:
Speculation includes a movie battle between aliens and gods, a Godzilla sequel, the next season of Lost, or a remake of a Japanese horror film.
Other thoughts abound at everyone‘s favorite movie site, Ain’t It Cool.
I think the whole ambigious viral marketing thing is pretty powerful – I got sucked into the Who Killed Evan Chan? thing for Artificial Intelligence as well as the Google Da Vinci Code games where if you solved a puzzle fast enough you won a replica of the codex used in the film.
I’m resisting digging too much deeper into “Cloverfield” because I don’t have the time, but I eagerly look forward to whatever this is.
Additional Reading: Paris Lemon